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committee experience with senator mccain over those years. we had subcommittees. we took it very seriously. we held hearings. we brought people in. we had a three-day markup that was sack crow sank but we had the qdr, where the defense department submitted that and it helped to provide a framework. when i got to the state department, i said, there is nothing like that at the state department. so i started the first ever quad ren yell first ever qdr. you can help me continue that and make the department have to ask the hard questions if you legs late the way the qdr is legs lated for the defense department. secondly, you can help by making sure that the needs we come to you with, like what are the training needs, the budgetary needs, the bureaucratic changes that are needed, that you help support that. and certainly we've talked a little bit about the budget, but getting that transfer authority, if you can help us with the house, it's $1.4 billion, marine security guard detachment, 553 million, we've been closely coordinating with d.o.d., historically marine security guards do not do person
, along with lindsey graham and senator mccain and others. in the interim, i urged the administration to act immediately to suspend foreign assistance if the tunisian government permitted in obstructing the investigation. on january 4, i received a tepid response from the acting deputy, assistant administrator for public affairs at usaid, which i submit for the record, it was a bland assurance that the tunisian government was cooperating. was cooperating? five weeks and the f.b.i. had to wait? then the f.b.i. three hours to talk to him? and we gave this government $325 million last year. today i wrote usaid expressing my disappointment that the administrator himself could not respond directly to a member of congress who serves on a committee of jurisdiction and further pointed out what should be obvious, the tunisian government did not cooperate. the tunisian government never sought the aid, u.s. taxpayer money was in jeopardy. they have not faced a single consequence for undermining u.s. national security. i submit the letter for the record. sadly, the failure to respond forcibly and
, rand paul and john mccain for questions and statements they made. >> he choked up at times. she was heated at times in her exchange with ron johnson hillary clinton has done what everybody waited for quite some poert and that was testify on benghazi. bill: that was round one. round two is at. here is jon scott and jenna lee on "happening now." we'll see you tomorrow bill: bill got the team half right. deadly attack on consulate in benghazi libya. i'm jon scott. >> i'm not jenna lee. i'm heather childers heather: lawmakers grilling her on the september 11th raid that left our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead. after an independent review blasted the state department, and the steps the obama administration is taking to beef up security at u.s. facilities worldwide. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to leave the state department and our country safer, stronger and more secure. heather: doug mckelway is live for us on capitol hill with the very latest. doug, we're learning ne
strongly irge it be tried and i go back to my armed services committee experience with senator mccain over those years. we had subcommittees and we took it very seriously. we held hearings, brought people in, we had a three-day markup that was sacrisanct but we also had the qdr and the state department submitted that and when i got to the state department i said there is nothing like that. i started the development review, the first ever qddr. you can continue that for me and help the state ask the tough questions the way the qdr is legislated for the defense department. secondly, you can help by making sure that the needs we come to you with, like what are the training needs, the budgetary needs, the bureaucrat particuic that are needed that you help support that. we talked a little bit about the budget but getting that transfer authority if you can help us with the house, it's 1.4 billion marine security guard detachment, 553 million. we've been closely coordinated with d.o. dd. historically, marine security guards don't do security. they only do protection of classified materials. so we
to my armed services committee experience with senator mccain over those years. we had subcommittees, we took it very seriously. we held hearings, we brought people in. we had a three-day mark up that was sacrosanct. but we also had the qdr, where the defense department submitted that and it helped to provide a framework. so when i got to the state department i said, there is nothing like that at the state department. so i started the first ever quadrenal diplomacy review. you can help me and make the department ask the hard questions if you legislate it the way the qdr is legislated for the defense department. secondly you can help by making sure that the need we come to you with, like what are the training needs, the budgetary needs, the bureaucrat particular changes that arbureau bureaucratic changes that are needed, that you help support that. certainly we talked a little bit about the budget. getting that transfer authority if you can help us with the house it's 1.4 billion, marine security guard detachment, $553 million. we've been closely coordinating with dod, historically marine
. was that the only time they spoke? >> again, i don't know. i'm not sure -- >> senator mccain was asking about the president's role. >> made a huge issue out of what i made clear our view is a nonissue which are the talking points that were provided to senators, members of the house and to members of the administration. the nonclassified talking points. which have no bearing on what happened in benghazi and the immediate reaction of this administration. in response to it. as secretary clinton made clear today in her testimony or at least her initial round of testimony, and as was made clear in the accountability review board report, there was no delay in response, every asset was brought to bear to try to provide assistance. no requests were denied. a lot of the reporting around this has proven to be wrong. and -- or the speculation around it has proven to be wrong. on the fundamental issues here about what happened, who was responsible, the response and reaction to it and now the investigations that have taken place in our -- and are continuing at the president's direction. so, you know, the
're a device and encouragement to ensure the same success going forward in west africa. >> senator mccain. >> thank you, madam secretary. it is wonderful to see you in good health and as combative as ever. [laughter] we thank you for your outstanding and dedicated service to this nation. we are proud of you. all over the world when i travel, you are viewed with admiration and respect. months after the benghazi tragedy, there are many questions that are unanswered. the answers frankly that you have given this morning are not satisfactory to me. were you and the president made aware of a classified cable from chris stevens that said united states consulate in benghazi cannot survive and the stained assault, numerous warnings about the security were unanswered or unaddressed. it took a cnn reporter looking through the conflict to find chris stevens last warning. when were you made aware of that table? when we you made aware of that attack on the british ambassador and the assassination attempts? and what actions were taken? what was the president's activities during that seven hours period.
-span. senator john mccain calls for opposition forces and syria. the called -- >> the bipartisan group that just returned from a trip to the middle east. he remains in afghanistan during his active duty as a colonel. we hope that if he is not held hostage -- some of this subsidy is. duff i'm pleased to be joined with my colleagues, both democrats and republicans who he travels to egypt, afghanistan, jordan, and israel. a man with a broader array of people. also had an opportunity to engage directly on the matter of syria. meeting in egypt with a new president and key leaders of the syrian opposition coalition and to visit the refugee camp in jordan. of one to give my colleagues an opportunity to speak for themselves, and we'll look forward to taking your questions on every aspect of our trip. the main reason why we convened this press conferences to talk about syria. one of the bay nereus been the democrats and republicans, the need for the united states to do more to help the syrian people in their struggle for freedom. from syrian opposition leaders and refugees we heard a very consistent mess
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